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Forum: Suspension December 8th 2011, 08:44
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Posted By evilC
I've found some data that is food for thought; ...

I've found some data that is food for thought;

Car: Rear engine, rear wheel drive.
Weight: 970kg dry 40/60 split front/rear; 1145kg wet including fuel and driver, split 43.6/56.4 front/rear...
Forum: Suspension December 7th 2011, 09:00
Replies: 48
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Posted By evilC
Dave, if my memory is correct Porsche's 911...

Dave, if my memory is correct Porsche's 911 2.0ltr rally cars ran 23.5mm (standard type3) rear TBs for gravel as an 'upgrade'

Clive
Forum: Suspension December 6th 2011, 10:51
Replies: 48
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Posted By evilC
Sorry for the delay folks - been busy. ...

Sorry for the delay folks - been busy.

Adding my sixpennyworth. I have Spax PSX progressives on the front of the '03 that I estimate are 100 - 130lb/in over the travel distance. On the back I...
Forum: Suspension April 29th 2010, 11:43
Replies: 48
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Posted By evilC
Ah! You've spotted the deliberate (not) mistake. ...

Ah! You've spotted the deliberate (not) mistake. If I had done my research properly I would have found helper springs at 4lb/in. I cannot say why but I have the poundage of helper springs fixated...
Forum: Suspension April 29th 2010, 05:24
Replies: 48
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Posted By evilC
The helper springs are there essentially to...

The helper springs are there essentially to retain the main spring against the spring seat particularly where the main spring is stiff and has limited travel. Also the helper spring adds an element...
Forum: Suspension February 8th 2010, 08:29
Replies: 48
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Posted By evilC
Right! I have used Humbles corner weight and...

Right! I have used Humbles corner weight and calculated the theoretical spring rates for the following spec:

Super Beetle Macpherson strut front and IRS rear with a sprung weight of 401.5lb at...
Forum: Suspension February 4th 2010, 10:01
Replies: 48
Views: 8,016
Posted By evilC
Thanks, I will do the measurements and calcs...

Thanks, I will do the measurements and calcs over the w/e. It'll be interesting to see the results.

Clive
Forum: Suspension January 28th 2010, 08:13
Replies: 48
Views: 8,016
Posted By evilC
Yes, it could but I was never confident about the...

Yes, it could but I was never confident about the numbers. From the information that is available from various sources the actual values differ enough to throw doubt on the potential answers...
Forum: Suspension January 27th 2010, 08:54
Replies: 48
Views: 8,016
Posted By evilC
Does anyone have any corner weights for the...

Does anyone have any corner weights for the Super? I was thinking to calculate some 'ideal' torsion bar/spring loads. This won't be a definitive answer but just to see a comparison between the...
Forum: Suspension January 26th 2010, 08:36
Replies: 48
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Posted By evilC
I don't doubt Bilstein's expertise on this one...

I don't doubt Bilstein's expertise on this one its just that it kinda goes against the grain. The dampers that Bilstein supply are presumably set for 2.5" coils? with the threaded section that goes...
Forum: Suspension January 25th 2010, 09:04
Replies: 48
Views: 8,016
Posted By evilC
Great link Rich, I will lock it away in the brain...

Great link Rich, I will lock it away in the brain cell for future reference!



The Eyeball Eng. torque bar is not suitable IMO for a full coil over conversion. The unit should be no less than a...
Forum: Suspension January 22nd 2010, 09:02
Replies: 48
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Posted By evilC
With the Uniball set up you will be loading the...

With the Uniball set up you will be loading the top bolt fixing on the dampers to >700lbs that puts a considerable bending moment on the 12mm bolt and a substantial twist on the forged arm so it is...
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